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is a senior fellow at our global economy, and i will sit with him and asking a few questions. and then we will turn to questions over to you, the audience. we will have simultaneous translation. my mother, may she rest in piece, is a greek language teacher. she will be rolling in a great asset to my own good piece on. so without i give you alexis tsipras. [applause] >> please join your piece to number two for the translation. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: i want to express our opinions, our view on the cause of the crisis, and our vision for the necessary changes that have to take place in greece. so that we can change from becoming guinea pigs of the crisis to the country that will serve as the starting point for new, progressive changes that will lead the worldwide economy to safe harbors. and so it is a special honor for me to be here at brookings. this is a foundation with strong traditions and document conversation with facts. this is a foundation that and cn understand what's at stake, both in greece and in europe today. when i was young i remember those older than me t
worldwide with the size of that economy including in japan, the united states, china. look at the trade figures worldwide. in 2010 trade grew coming out of the great recession 13.9%, and in 2011 it was 5%, and i think the final figures for last year, 2012, will be somewhere between 2.5 or 2.7. so it's no wonder that you have the problems that you do in major economies worldwide with the slowdown in trade. and i think that unfortunately, i think that we're going to see a continuation of the problems in europe at least for the most part of 2013, just take a look at the latest figures out of germany which was the strongest economy in the eurozone when it came out. and we have our own problems, as you're aware, here in the united states notwithstanding getting by the immediate crisis at the end of this year on the so-called fiscal cliff. all we managed to do was to put off some of the biggest decisions for another two or three months. so i think, you know, europe has managed along with a little help from ourselves and elsewhere has managed to cloud the world economy. in the case of japan, i
of an economy that has been stagnant for about four years. in the meantime the federal government keeps plunging into debt. so if someone brings forward an alternative to at least give us the opportunity to provide effective oversight and to make sure that this money does go to emergency needs and doesn't just fulfill a wish list for what some cities would like to do in the future to prevent against future storms -- not that we shouldn't be debating that, but that doesn't qualify as an emergency need getting money to the people that need it now. these are future decisions. we haven't had time to assess those. we haven't had time to examine those in detail. we haven't used the process that is in place here in the united states senate to go through committees and let the committees work through, is this essential to meeting the emergency needs? or can we set this aside and spend a little more time examining it, looking at it to make sure that this is how we want to go forward? we have a habit here of throwing money at things under an emergency category and then later finding out that, one, it wasn
economy, which is completely manageable. this has shot up dramatically and it's going to continue to shoot up under current policies. the evidence is very clear in academic literature. it's very clear in international observation. there comes a point where your debt in terms of your economy reaches leve a level in which ct markets become noticeably disturbed and you become very worried. and if it's -- rising interest rates which then spread throughout the economy. mortgage rates and consumer rights and so forth. this is a certainty, and it is the path we are on that will have extreme consequences that we are not used to think about in this country spend i asked the question how much time do we really have. you know, with the u.s. per person debt now 35% higher at. wendy think we face our greek moment -- when do you think we take our greek moment to get our fiscal house in order? >> right now we are having good news-bad news situation. the good news is that despite all that we have done wrong, we're still one of the safest places in the world to invest. there's a lot of places around the wo
repatriating money that's already taxed to the united states will boost our economy and allow us to create jobs here and maybe could be tie intoed creating an infrastructure bank, but we need some fundamental changes. belief it or not we care more than anything else about the health of the economy, so deficit reduction is really big for us. we support the simpson-bowles, we're the only association that does. it hurts etch, it's shared sacrifice, it's painful even for us but we need stability in our finances as a country, and every responsible business should stand up and say that, and we're urging both sides -- republicans and democrats -- to recognize the pain has to be spread around. there's some things, patent controls that effects innovation. basically, people don't produce anything but lawyers. it's not really a good way to get a society. and from the smallest start-up to the biggest economy everyone's saying we need more certainty, you shouldn't be putting people out of work in actively-of run companies if they're don't even think they're breaking someone's patent. there has to be some ce
of the ongoing drought is having on the u.s. economy and food prices. plus, your e-mails, phone calls, and tweets. washington journal live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> one of the key themes, of course, for any exhibition on the civil wars are the abolition and e mans nation. we are fortunate that they came of age what they did. between the two of them, they make issues around e mans passion and abolition. issues around human rights and american freedom on a general nonrace specific level. ly go through every piece of include that johnson puts in the picture. i'll summarize by saying for you pay attention to the top half as well as the bottom half. what you get is a white cat in the bedroom window and dark skin black woman holding a child. there's a ladder and a fabric coming out the other. there's a way in and out without being seen. there's a rooster up here. roosters have a habit in the evening of finding a perch and calling to the hen to spend the night with them. the hen is on top of the slave quarters. if you add up of the little ins and outs and look down here at the white girl enteri
created. think about where we are today. what was the colonial economy? these are all drugs. .. and now we have turkish coffee, english tea time and of course of the fortunes that drove a lot in the european development. and so, long story short the reason have the world got colonized in some ways is because a bunch of old white men in europe couldn't get up so there you have sex, drugs and international relations but i tell the story because what we consider drugs is important so when the white males of european ancestry that drafted this 1961 convention got to read some of their favorite drugs that they got accustomed to policy, alcohol, you know, all these things they love to do. but coca was something indigenous people used and is the attitude that made them say this is forbidden, this causes degeneration, this is terrible stuff. but coca in its natural form is a very beneficial and relatively harmless. it's a very mild stimulus in my opinion and my personal experience two cups of coffee basically, so this thing that's hard to get across people in the united states these policy makers
washington d.c. virginia, maryland, the colonial economy was tobacco. these were all drugs and the first time a lot of these drugs were introduced back to europe people looked at them with revulsion. tobacco is a bizarre thing. why would you put fire and smoke into your mouth? .. >> and now we have, you know, turkish coffee, we have english tea time, and, of course, the tobacco fortunes that drove u.s. and european development. and so long story short, the reason half the world got colonized in some ways is because of a bunch of old white end men in europe couldn't get it up. [laughter] so there you have sex, drugs and international relations in a nutshell. [laughter] but i tell the story because what we consider drugs is important. and so when the mostly white males of european ancestry who drafted this 1961 international convention got to exempt all of their favorite drugs, the ones they were partial to and got accustomed to; coffee, alcohol, tea, you know, all these things that they loved to do. but coca was manager that indigenous -- was something that indigenous people
they were so-called developed economies. and so what i thought i would do here is just run through some of the lessons that we learned there that i think, unfortunately, shut up and looked at by the europeans. and they are only now starting to realize that they could have cut down the present negative situation because let's face it, europe as a whole, with a few exceptions, is in either a recession or stagnation. first, each country is unique. this is something they didn't want to see. greece adding the situation by longtime mismanagement on the fiscal side and raid the banks. in the case of ireland, it was the banks the drag the sovereign is -- sovereign as. in the case of portugal, with some portuguese in the audience here, it was basically a decade of no growth in portugal. in the case of spain, it was a bubble in real estate that was financed by mainly the savings and loan institutions, some of which have gone under, a number have gone under. and a government that basically drove up the deficit, and regional governments because regions are very important in spain, also drove up thi
and the germans do it, they do it right. and weak economies, heavily dependent on exports, heavily dependent on the car industry and that could go up and down. two things. i don't think they have the political will to engage outside the borders and i don't think they have the financial resources to do as much as we thought they should do and even some of their policy people think they should do relative to their national security, strength, military strength. is always not in a condition to do that and a heavy reliance on u.s. presence as that diminishes, some tough decisions to make as other nations. >> good morning. barbara matthews, international regulatory analytics. i have a question about the 20% written large. you have described what sounds like what you consider to be an inevitable retrenchment if not potential return to some isolation in the united states weather for political reasons or budgetary constraint purposes. that is a different position than the guarantor of security and liberty globally. europe may not have the financial resources to pick up the baton. can you describe wh
policy. we don't live in a free market in the united states, we live in a mixed economy. it varies by industry. technology which by the way has done very well, the most regulated industry in the world this financial-services. that's where we had our biggest problem, not surprisingly because that's where we had our biggest problems. second of the policy created a massive disinvestment. they got focused on the residential real-estate market. the global burst as all due. at the large financial institutions that calls wall street and made serious mistakes. if i had been in charge of a but let the institutions fail. however the states were secondary and in the context of an incentive by government policy. almost everything we've done in the financial crisis started was a long time period even things that might be helping a low but in the short term will dramatically reduce the standard of living in the long-term. fifth point even though there's and a lot of economic financial causes the real cost to the real cure philosophical, and i'm going to focus on that in my presentation, and then
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fundamental changes. believe it or not we care more than anything else about the health of the u.s. economy because that determines our future. we support the simpson -- it hurts everyone and it's painfully been for us but we need the stability and our finances as a country and every responsible business should stand up and say that. both sides republicans and democrats are recognizing the pain has to be spread around so those are big issues for us and their things that affect innovation. basically people don't produce anything but lawyers is not a good way to get a society and from the smallest to start up to the biggest company we need more certainty. and ginobli are violating patents and we shouldn't be putting people out of work and actively run companies if they don't even think there are breaking someone's patent. >> host: do a lot of members of congress fcc and other public officials attend here and what do you want them to leave with? >> guest: we try to get as many officials as possible. we have every commission from the fcc and a lot of the staff with the federal trade commission
21 allows to continue to improve the way we make, the way we move freight that fuels our economy. map 21 streamlines and consolidates programs. map 21 helps short project delivery a priority for president obama and congress. when we deliver projects faster we deliver their benefits faster. like enhancing safety, less congestion, and a cleaner environment. the project delivery improvement included in map 21 are based on an innovate shun initiative known as every day counts. they took it from you, victor. you've done a great job with everyday counts. let's hear it for victor menendez what he has done and his team has done. thank you, victor. [applause] the concept behind everyday counts is the same as this year's trb conference. better, faster, and smarter. finally map 21 helps us keep our transportation system safe. this law gives the department for the first time oversight over transit safety. again, beg thanks goes to peter rogoff of a the train crash here in washington, peter and i sided we would commit ourselves to getting the department of transportation into the transit safety bu
a huge gamble with our economy. he is running scared. is given into his party and he can't deliver for britain and. i have politely to say to the right honorable gentleman, his whole argument about there being uncertainty is undermined by the fact that he cannot answer whether he wants a referendum or not. can i give him a little bit of advice? he needs to go away, get the policy, come back and tell us what it is. meantime, our approach is what the british people want. it's right for business. it's right for our economy, and we will fight for it in the years ahead. >> mr. caplan barwell. >> mr. speaker, around the world 170 million people, children under the age of five are so malnourished it has affected the physical and possibly their cognitive development. the world has enough feared for it when. we must launch a major paint against malnutrition for children. >> my honorable friend is not so the right to raise this issue, particularly as we share the g8 this year and because some of the leading ngos like save the children have quite rightly launched this campaign today. above al
economy was not a growing economy. it was a stagnating economy. virginia's agricultural economy was not a growing economy. but a stagnating one. and the reason why so many slaves were sold out of the upper south to the lower south is because in many ways there weren't new slaves needed in virginia and maryland and north carolina, where they were needed were in the new cotton lands of the southwest, and so an owner quite often might have what he considered excess capacity, and so he would sell off one or two slaves here. almost always breaking up families, because what sold and brought money in the market place were people aged 15 to 30 years. and so that usually meant breaking up families. husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers and their children. and they would be sent to richmond, which was a bit of a gathering place, and most of the slaves purchased in richmond were purchased not by slave owners but by other slave traders. so then would take them hundreds of miles away, either marching them overland where the men would be chained together two-by-two, th
class voters, at a time when the economy is going through a very complicated, difficult moment when it's not clear how to get back to growth, he's thinking creatively about how to use the strength of his state to build on its weaknesseses. and i think at the national level that's what conservatives have to do. to some extempt, it's being done. i would say the policy agenda that has to come at the end of that conversation is not fully worked out by any means, but the questions are being asked. i think the direction of thinking has been helpful even in the wake of the election. if you listen to what people like marco rubio or paul ryan have been saying, it's different from what they themselves were saying six months ago, a year ago. i think the focus is turning to the right place. that doesn't mean that he'll persuade the public, but it certainly helps to ask the right question if you're looking for the right answer. >> where joe, i want to bring up something that my friend john podhoretz mentioned, and i say that carefully because reihan salam, my name has up been butchered by others, s
, but from outside it. from a surging economy of the east and the south. a growing world economy benefits us all. we should be in no doubt that a new global rates of nations is underway today. a race for the wealth and for the jobs of the future. .. and the industrial revolution to nonfans to write european history in europe has helped to radars. has made a contribution to europe. we have provided a haven to those fleeing tyranny in persecution. we keep the flame of liberty alive. across the continent, and silent cemeteries played hundreds of thousands of british servicemen who gave their lives for europe's freedom we paid our parts for the iron curtain and champ named into the e.u. of those countries that lost so many figures to communists. contained in this history is a crucial point about britain, our natural character, our attitude to europe. britain is characterized, but above all by his openness. we've always been a country that reaches out that leads the charge in the fight for free trade and against protectionism. as today as it's always been. independent, yes, but open to. i never w
, of the global economy and also for us in europe, um, is free trade. we have, unfortunately, a lot of protectionist tendencies in the world today. when we met at the g20 meeting outlined this time and again and impressed this on us, and we need to do everything we can in order to contain these protectionist tendencies. the doha round, the world trade organization has not, unfortunately, developed in such a positive direction as we wished. so in the future, too, unfortunately, we need to pin our hopes on financial trade agreements. and germany, i can promise you, will be very proactive as regards the conclusion of such fha agreements. we've now given the mandate for a free trade agreement with japan, with canada. we're shortly before conclusion of an fta with the -- [inaudible] states. we urgently need to come to such agreements. and after decades of failed attempts, we would like to do this with the united states as well, develop such a free trade agreement with the european union. quite often cultural exports are a bit bit of a hurdle here on bh sides, but i think we need to do, w
are too, sometimes three times the rate of the average inflation in the economy. so what you did is, number one, you had a supreme court ruling that it was in the best interest of the country to take away the liberty of individuals. the congress had actually gone outside of the enumerated powers which list very specifically what the congress can do and yet the supreme court held out the abandoned enumerated powers. also, the trumping of the tenth amendment. wind -- >> net comes to the commerce clause, you use that with the supreme court justice and a testimony. you reprint that testimony. your back and forth. what was the question you asked her about fruits and vegetables? >> well, could the government tell you, mandy to you how many fruits and vegetables you eat it a. it really arises. where is the role with the government in terms of our lives? can come in fact, the commerce clause be viewed so widely as what was done in full burn versus the united states? can it be interpreted so widely that we could eventually get to the point where we can mandate will we are doing? we're doing
and the germans do that, they do it right. but with some failing economies are weak economies that heavily depend on exports, heavily dependent on the car industry. david notes that can go up and down. and so, two things. i don't think they have the political will to engage much outside the borders. and i don't think they have the financial resources to do is manage as we think they should do and maybe even some policy people think they should do relative to their military strength. if salaries were just not in a position to do that now there's been a heavy reliance on u.s. president says that diminishes the tough decisions to make as are other nations. yes, ma'am, her. >> of learning. barbara mathews of bcm analytical as. i've got a question about the 21st century with large. you have described what sounds like you consider to be as inevitable retrenchment if not a potential return to some isolationists in the united states whether for political reasons or budgetary constraint purposes. that is a very different position than america as a guarantor of security and liberty locally. europe may not
as we think about the economy of the united states coming and as you point out, the other developing countries around the world. one of the efforts of this administration has been to promote business advocacy abroad for domestic businesses at home. i led a trade mission to india about a year and a half ago with a number of businesses from new and church, and they talked about how important it was to have that support from the state officials in india as they were looking to try to establish those business relationships. can you talk about how you might continue that and continue that this is something you would be focused on an unwilling to continue to support? >> well, as i said in my opening, i think foreign policy is increasingly economic policy, and we have an undersecretary for economic affairs, economics, energy etc.. i think that the state department historical use to have a foreign commercial service back in 1979. it slipped away. i think the secretary had the time -- i think that is something we ought to be doing in a very significant way. obviously working with the treasury
for the global economy. this is a little under an hour. >> a pleasure to see you all here tonight. as we know, happinesses is a relative thing, and i began the day this morning in the dentist's chair having a crown put in, and here by tonight i'm at politics & prose. so i'm a very happy man having gone from one extreme to the other. so it's a special pleasure to welcome you all here tonight and, gosh, standing room only. so this is marvelous. well, i thought i would begin by telling you a few stories about what the book is about and skipping the big structure and simply tell you some stories about some of the people who are in this book, because in the end it's very much about real people. so what kind of book is this? it's big, it's heavy -- [laughter] it's, you know, you may open it with a certain trepidation. but what it is is a memoir, first of all, a little bit of a memoir of my travels in russia. it's a memoir of a firm of the people -- of a number of the people who are in the book. we've gone through 20 years together, is so it's a memoir of the last 20 years since the soviet union fel
increase and protected our economy from the fiscal cliff. two-thirds of those votes came from democrats. if the speaker had enforced the hastert rule, we would be over the fiscal cliff today. what happened on sandy? after nearly three months of stalling, while my state, while the presiding officer's state of connecticut, while the states of new york, new jersey and other states struck by sandy were waiting urgently for the relief that we got to the coast within 11 days. they stalled and they stalled because they could not get a majority of the republican caucus to support federal relief for our hurricane-ravaged states. under the hastert rule, they couldn't get that bill to the floor. so speaker boehner once again decided to forego the hastert rule. that's how they got the sandy emergency aid bill passed. look again at the votes. republican "yes" votes for the disaster bill: 49. republican "no" votes for that bill: 179. that bill was dead on arrival under the hastert rule. the republican caucus couldn't support it, wouldn't support it, and we would be without any help now if they follow
economies in the east and the south. now, of course, a growing world economy benefits us all, but we should be in no doubt that a new global race of nations is underway today. a race for the wealth and for the jobs of the future. the map of global influence is changing before our eyes. and these changes are already being felt by the entrepreneur in the netherlands, the worker in germany, the family in britain. so i want to speak to you today with urgency and frankness about the european union and how it does change, both to deliver prosperity and to retain the support of its peoples. but first, i want to set out the spirit in which i approach these issues. i know that the united kingdom is sometimes seen as an argumentative and rather strong-minded member of the family of european nations. and it is true that our geography has shaped our psychology. we have the character of an island nation. we are independent, forthright, passionate in defense of our sovereignty. we can no more change this british sensibility than we can train the english channel. and because of this sensibility, we come t
the five khmer -- primary cause. we live in a mixed economy not the free-market the least regulated technology has done very well the most regulated in the world is financial-services. that is very had the biggest problems. no surprise. government policy created a massive disinvestment focusing on the real-estate market that bubble burst. third, large financial institutions called wall street made serious mistakes. if i was in charge i would let the institutions fail but they were in sentiment by the government model but almost eerie thing we have done since the financial crisis started, even things that may have been in the short term would drastically reduce standard of living long term. number five, the real cost and kidder are philosophical. finally if we don't change direction in the united states faces serious long-term problems. we're doing bad things to our children and grandchildren. what happened? we built too much residential real-estate investor at least $3 trillion and it made as much as $8 trillion. too many houses, too big of houses in the wrong place we should invest
tax cuts that would've tripled our -- crippled our economy. would also called on washington not to lose sight of what remains our top priority, job growth. we called for smarter, locally targeted investments in infrastructure. we say that training and education must be expanded to build the workforce we need for a 21st century global economy. and we call for an expanded focus on ports, exports and advanced manufacturing to great more jobs in america and reduce our trade imbalance. on all of these issues we took aggressive action. our conference of mayors engage direct with the obama administration and congress through every step of fiscal cliff negotiations. at the national press club on september 15, we released a letter to vice president scott smith, our second vice president kevin johnson and i drafted, 131 of our mayors sign, calling on congress to adopt a bipartisan and balanced approach deficit reduction by incorporating spending cuts with additional revenue. we took the same message to both political conventions and to the presidential debate where mayors of both part
at the corporation that has greater revenues than the economies of many western nations. this is a little under an hour. >> hi. thank you so much for joining a state. congratulations on what is quite an achievement. >> thank you. >> first of all, i really enjoyed the book. it read like a novel. i mean, it really read like non-fiction in places, which are short and as a writer you encountered some of that feeling as well. i know as a reporter who has dealt with exxon mobil a good chunk of her career, how difficult it probably was to probe this company. let's start there. white exxon mobil? added you come to the subject? why this company? how was it -- how did it differ from some of your other subjects? >> it is an interesting -- to me it was an interesting journey because, as you point out, i started out as a business reporter on wall street when i was young. then i went abroad and worked on more national subjects. after september 11 the road about the origins of those attacks and 20 years of american covert policy in afghanistan. then after that was over i thought, i want to keep writing about
democracies, because of the nature of our energy economy, they all have big state oil companies. bp, and mexico, and most of the states have privatized them but even bp -- were article shatly stalestate owned as recent as the 1980s, exxonmobil is our state oil company. they're a much more coherent expression of our national energy policy then the federal government is, and they're just as powerful relative to the state as tal is so france and even more. so only in america would we have a state oil company that lives in opposition to the state in which it resides. rex tillerson recently told scouting magazine his favorite book is atlas shrugged by ayn rand, and it suggests an attitude of skepticism toward the government that is peculiar. now, a company in france or italy or britain would be -- would have all again to the same universities as the president of the united states, they would be buddies and a locking sense of world view and maybe even,s they would work arm in arm with the french government abroad in order to secure they're -- their interests, but this country, we're skept
. that is one point* $05 trillion of bills coming due than we have. if you did not grow the economy at all, a white reporter self in that position? the fed has increased its balance sheet they printed $2 trillion worth of phony many and ultimately the pain will fall on the middle-class and the very core. it is the most -- both parties say they want even if it means we lose our seat reporters cells first instead of the country. it is not hard any citizen if they read back in black there is common-sense ways to save money. just this last week the air force announced this year we spend $64 billion on miti projects 64 billion said gao says half of that will be wasted. it will never be completed. and back in black the city ought to cancel this because it will never work. this is out inefficient government is. finally the air force canceled the spent another 100 million first. they paid the settlement fee to cancel of $8 million. but the person responsible did not get fired and not held accountable. those that did not provide the service got their money back. nobody runs their household that way
to ensure that all hoosier workers have the skills that they need to find a job in today's economy. [applause] since i believe that we need new jobs, we are investing nearly $350 million in excess reserves on indiana's roads and bridges and infrastructure of today and tomorrow. [applause] our budget creates a partnership and because indiana is agriculture, we envision our state becoming a hub of agricultural breakthroughs by supporting the development of an agricultural court order. indiana will continue to lead across the midwest and the world. [applause] our budget also ensures that the indiana economic development corporation is adequately equipped to attract more to the hoosier state and to operate with greater transparency and accountability to the public. [applause] lastly, it was abraham lincoln said that we must quote, care for him to who have borne the battle. in indiana, our veterans are hurt. and they need our help. believe it or not, post 9/11 veterans have an unemployment rate higher than the national average. we have to do better. we owe these heroes nothing less. he
his resignation, as the economy is recovering? all the way back to the french and indian war. a very young george washington was writing very romantic letters to a woman who was not mrs. washington. her name was sally fairfax. a very attractive, older, sophisticated neighbor. what if washington's letters had become public during the french and unanimous war or the revolutionary war? much as petraeus' e-mails became public? and what if we got rid of george washington? so bill clinton is not the first and not the worst. petraeus is not the first and not the worst. been there done that. there's a long history of it. in fact, it pains me to say that even abraham lincoln visited prostitutes. i know, say it isn't so but it happened. the details on it are sketch y, there's not a lot of letters written. but lincoln's best friend was joshua speed, and speed was perhaps as dashing and as handsome and as lucky with the ladies as lincoln was allegedly unlucky in romance. and speed felt sorry for lincoln, always calmed one another by their last names, speed, and lincoln. speed invited lincoln to
to dice it, okay, if you're after social justice, damn it, a job of growing economy social justice. not trying to manipulate a society, not trying to vote for a collectivist society. there are fairly radically different visions here on what create freedoms and the social justice. what creates the opportunity. and i think we as the conservatives, as those who are defenders of the freedom, have to constantly be pushing. etch when we're running against the brick wall. we have to keep running in to it until we knock parts of it down. because heaven for bid, if this president were to get his vision of the agenda, what would the country look like four years from now? [inaudible] talk little bit more about the tax component of the republican agenda. when you talk about tax reform, -- [inaudible] >> one of the nice things that some of us enthused and you'll actually hear chairman camp being more vocal, i believe, at least this is what i'm here -- hearing. they spent two years holding hearings and collecting information about what a much broader base, lower rate, a lot less, you know, sorry
, and it encouraged entrepreneurship, and people were respected for the fact that they added to the economy, and now that i have wealth, i can do a lot more to help poor people than i could when i didn't have wealth. my wife scrubbedded the floors sewed clothes, and cut my hair, but now we are blessed by the american dream, and i want to keep it alive for others. the third role is the entrepreneur, the role i played. entrepreneur, hospitable governmental environment, and the workers are what create success in america. we have to keep the three legs of the stool strong and vibrant. >> thank you for the opening statement. i'll ask one or two, and then we'll go around the table. especially interested to hear you talk about obama create the legacy. earlier this week, as you probably know, speaker boehner spoke on society saying the obama administration wants to, quote, annihilate the republican party, and shove it in, quote, the dust pan of history. do you agree with that interpretation of obama's inaugural address? >> i believe that republicans and democrats both have the design to try to become domina
into the economy. once again, harry became one of the most visible members of the roosevelt administration and the new deal. he was on the cover of time magazine twice. he hung out with the kennedy family and other notable families of the time. in 1938 and 1939, the president's encouragement -- i have notes on us this -- harry began promoting himself as a presidential candidate. looking to the election in 1940. he leased a farm in iowa, of course. his hopes were dashed when hundreds were reporting a story about a comment that he allegedly made to a friend at the racetrack, which did not put the administration in a good light read the comment attributed to him was we shall tax and spend. whether true or not, of course, he denied it. it stuck with him for the rest of his life and became a rallying cry for those who hated roosevelt and the new deal. as if that wasn't enough, in september of 1939 when war broke out in europe, he found himself back at the mayo clinic. the doctors ruled out a recurrence of cancer, but they could not figure out why he was unable to absorb nutrients. so they gave
to the kids because the more our economy grows, teachers, professors grows, teachers, professors, entrepreneurs are the greatest natural resource in america is our children. long story short, a woman says this and i go at her and she comes at me and we say why don't we see what it is like to live on the snap program? i went to bet and i woke up and it was a big story. [laughter] i called my staff and said guess what i am doing? but it was a powerful thing because we're one of 14 cities in america that has a food policy director. i think all should. we have done a lot of work to expand affordable and healthy options. i said this is a great thing if we could not only raise apples of compassionate understanding to dispel the bad stereotypes' of the families on a snap and focus on the realities of that but the policy changes for a local level to address food insecurity and through desert and expand healthy options. i had a poignant moment where we think of our society as a whole. we had security guards in my office and talking with them because some of them make $7 and change per hou
with the heading air force one and he writes on one of them one step, 2 cabinet, 3 the economy in with the staff, the cabinet immediately and the congressional leadership. we know about incidents that occurred during that flight or in one case just before it took off when lyndon johnson called to robert kennedy. these at the to to to have hated each other all their lives. at the time, kennedy is having lunch, he had a house in virginia called hickory hill, a big old house. then there's a long green lawn its slowed down. robert kennedy is sitting at a table with robert morgan who is jewish attorney for new york and two things happen simultaneously. all of a sudden the house is being repainted, there was a guy on the latter and all of a sudden he claps the shortwave transistor radio to his year,s down a ladder and starts to run towards us as fast as he can and at that moment the telephone rings on the table on the other side of the swimming pool and kennedy gets up and and does it and says to robert kennedy it is j. edgar hoover and hoover is telling robert kennedy that his brother had been hit an
and regulation constitutes ethnic collapse. it says to improve the economy, we need to adapt. free-market policies. it's about 50 minutes. [applause] ..
the streets of tehran who has seen iran's economy is not collapsing or attacked or range of iranian could possibly think that sanctions are working in a way that will compile the islamic republic conclusion ursa minor to american demands on the nuclear issue. that is delusional. on the arab awakening, the same tendency save actions are working and they seek to embrace the defined proposition at the same social current of pro-american leaders in tunisia and egypt are empowered islamists across the arab world will in iran somehow transformed these tonic republic into a secular liberal state. that is truly logic defined. in tehran, we can tell you iranian policymakers and analysts see the arab awakening is usually passes for the regional position. they judge correctly that any arab government which becomes warmer sentiment of the people's beliefs, concerned were also become less enthusiastic about strategic cooperation, let alone israel and foreign policy independence. tehran doesn't need. government to need more program in. plus pro-american, less pro-israel and more independent. more part
, renewable energy, reducing gun violence, and building an economy that last -- get this -- from the middle out. for all these reasons, and many more, it gives me great pleasure to second the nomination of congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz to serve a second term at the helm of the democratic national committee. [applause] >> thank you. the chair now recognizes a member of the dnc spanish cauc caucus, for another session and speech. by the way, i'm not trying to hog the stage. if you want to come up here, feel welcome. >> i am okay. thank you very much. good afternoon, everyone. i am very honored. i come from the great state that gave you the most marvelous president, barack obama. [applause] >> i am also proud to join my fellow democrats nominating congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz for the chair of democratic national committee. while my home is illinois, florida is very close and dear to my heart. my family is smart enough to move out there 20 years ago, so i consider you my congresswoman, too. i've always, i thought of debbie wasserman schultz as my second congressman. it is my
economy grows. arches, teachers, professors and entrepreneurs can you name it, all the children. the greatest natural resource we have in america is our children. again, under cultivated. long story short, late at night this woman said this and i go back at her and she goes back to me and i said finally, why don't we see what it's like to live on food stamps or the snap program. and so i went to bed thinking no big deal. i woke up and it was a big story. [laughter] and so i called my staff and i said, guess what i am doing? but it was a powerful thing, because newark is one of 14 cities in america that has a food policy director and i really think ought -- all city should have. we have done a lot of work on trying to expand affordable healthy options. the more i talked to my food policy director, this is a great thing. we cannot but raise the level of compassion and understanding and this bill bad stereotypes about snap and families that are on snap, and focus them instead on the realities of that but also about the policy changes we could be making at a local level to empower,
forward together. together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce, schools and colleges to train our workers. together, we discovered that free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play. together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life's worst hazards and misfortune. [applause] through it all, we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we scummed to the fiction that all society's ills can be cured through government alone. .. no single person can train on the math and science teachers will need to put our children for the future. or build the road to networks in research labs to bring new jobs and to our shores. now more than ever we must do these things together as one nation among people. [cheers and applause] this generation of americans has been tested by crises that steals our resolve for our resilience. a decade of war is not ending. -- now ending. [cheers and applause] an economic recovery has begun. ame
clinton over the monica lewinsky thing, but on one level you could say the economy's booming, we're at peace, you know? fantastic things are happening. and we're angry because a president received consensual favors from a young woman. well, here's your news flash, right? read the book. whereas in france, you know, the joke is they wouldn't elect a leader or who didn't have multiple mistresses. [laughter] i don't want a gelding in this race, right? i want a bull in this race kind of a thing. what we see is americans tend to have, i guess, a bit more of a prudish view towards sexual affairs than folks around the world. and at the end of the book, i think in the last chapter, i offer some comparison that this thing happens all around the world, but we in the united states tend to be a little more infatuated. is it because of our freedoms? is it because we don't have a royal family that we can, you know, be fascinated with? is it because of reality tv? is it because of declining standards? i don't know what it is. but, france has had a number of leaders with multiple mistresses who h
. if you didn't grow the government or the economy at all why have we put ourself in that position? and so the fact is we're now, the federal reserve has increased its balance sheet. of in other words, it's created $2 trillion worth of funny money. they printed $2 trillion worth of money and, ultimately, the pain of that is going to fall on the middle class and the very poor in this country. and it's going the defeat what both parties say they want. and yet we don't have the courage today to make the tough choices even if it means we lose our seats to secure the future for this country. we put ourselves first instead of the country first. it is not hard. if -- any american citizen if they read "back in black," they can go to our web site and read it, there's a lot of common sense ways to save money in there. just this last week the air force announced, this is a great example. in the federal government this year we're going to spend $64 billion on i.t. projects. that's $64 billion. the gao says at least half of that will be wasted. in other words, it'll never get completed, it's never do w
say simply that no one who has walked the streets of tehran who has seen that iran's economy is not collapsing or who's talked to a range of iranians could possibly think that sanctions are working in a way that will compel either the islamic republic's implosion or its surrender to american demands on the nuclear issue. that is delusional. on the arab awakening, the same pundits who say that sanctions are working advise you to embrace the logic-defying proposition that the same social currents that depose pro-american leaders in tunisia and egypt and are empowering islamists in countries across the arab world will, in iran, somehow transform the islamic republic into a secular/liberal state. that is truly logic-defying. in the tehran we can tell you -- in tehran we can tell you iranian policymakers and analysts see the awakening as hugely positive for the islamic republic's regional position. they judge, correctly, that any arab government which becomes at all more representative of it people's beliefs, concerns, etc., will also become less enthusiastic about strategic coope
budget government at a time that the world is getting smaller, our economy depends on its relationship with every other country in the world, that we face a more global market and any time in our history. so not just in my briefings at the state department, but in my conversations with business leaders, in my trips to crisis areas, war zones, refugee camps, and in some of the poorest countries on earth, i have been reminded of the importance of the work that our state department does to protect and advance america's interest and to the job of diplomacy in a dangerous world and particularly i think there is more that can be done to advance our economic capacity and interest. in this debate and in every endeavor i pledged to work very closely with this committee, mr. chairman, and mr. ranking member, not just because it will be my responsibility, but because i will not be able to do this job effectively, nor will our country give what it needs to out of these initiatives without your involvement and your ideas going forward. so thank you, mr. chairman, and members of the committee. anoth
, creating a vibrant economy and restoring fundamental human rights for the libyan people. and he was as enthusiastic as they were about the prospects. there's no question that he will be missed by all who knew him and who worked with them. one of the things that really troubles me, madam secretary, is the hoops that we on this committee have had to jump through to get to the facts surrounding the deaths of these public servants at the state department has laid him delayed coming forth with information. and when this committee was finally presented with relevant data, it amounted oftentimes what would be called a document dump. hundreds of pages of paper in why disarray, in no particular order, either in terms of relevance or in chronology. often in duplicate but in different binders, making it very difficult to locate documents that were of any help. our public servants in libya were murdered on september 11. it's now january 23, more than four months later. it's unacceptable that the state department has made it so difficult for congress to exercise its oversight responsibility.
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and they cannot escape. this is devastating for our students and a drag on our overall economy. there was an article a few months ago in "the new york times." it talked about a grandmother who was having her social security check garnished because she had signed on as a co-signer of her granddaughter's student loan. they were going after grandma's social security check. that's how serious this can be. a large coalition of student educational civil rights and consumer organizations support this bill. i hope we can move forward with legislation this year. it's time to restore fairness to our bankruptcy code when it comes to student debt. let me be clear. when used appropriately, student loans are valuable and important. i wouldn't be standing here today if i hadn't borrowed money from the federal government to go to college and law school. i never could have afforded it otherwise. it was called the national defense education act. if i told you the numbers that i borrowed, you will realize how old i am. at the time it was scary to have that much debt come fresh out of law school.
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